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What Is Japan Famous For? (20 Popular Things)

What is Japan famous for? Quite a lot of things actually. There are many things that this stunning country in East Asia is known for, from the iconic Mount Fuji to the notorious Yakuza. And if you ask your friends, you will almost always get a different answer – it will depend on what that […]

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Best Knots For Camping

Knot tying seems to be a dying art in the outdoor world unless your hobby depends on them like climbing, fishing, or sailing. As a sailor and a fisherman, I’ve been tieing knots since I was a kid and my name is often called to come and help choose and tie the right knot for the […]

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What Is PrimaLoft Insulation (And Why Is It Better Than Down)?

There’s no denying that high-quality down is the champion at providing warmth in dry weather. But, it also has several downsides; such as being unnecessarily heavy and not waterproof. This is where PrimaLoft comes in; currently the leading brand in synthetic insulation. PrimaLoft insulation was designed to mimic all the great properties of down, but […]

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PrimaLoft Vs. Thinsulate: Which Is Warmer?

Synthetic insulation has long been a great alternative to down. It is lighter, more water resistant and it can offer warmth without bulk. The most popular manufacturers of synthetic insulation are PrimaLoft and 3M, the latter of which makes Thinsulate. Both are really good options, but in order to choose one, it’s important to know […]

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Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

Trekking & Climbing Mount Kenya

Trekking up Mt Kenya is an amazing experience and should be on everyone’s bucket list. Sure, most people head to Kilimanjaro, but you don’t want to be the same as everyone else, right? After all, there are so many great national parks and it’s not all about Kenyan safaris! The walk starts as you enter […]

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9 Cities in Europe with Great Architecture

This is a touchy topic. Architecture is like art – how beautiful or how terrible it is can be very subjective. It’s also greatly influenced by the culture and the environment upon which the architecture of a certain city has evolved. In Europe, however, you’ll never run out of structures to gawk at. Europe is […]

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Why Is Patagonia So Expensive?

Patagonia is one of the most popular manufacturers of outdoor gear. They make jackets, pants, backpacks, duffels and pretty much anything you might need in your outdoor adventures. Lots of people recommend Patagonia and even more people buy their stuff, despite the sometimes ridiculously high price tags. Why is that? Why should you buy a […]

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Packing guide for Europe

The  Ultimate European Packing List: Clothes, Electronics & More

Packing is an integral part of any trip. It is also really tedious and annoying – nobody likes having to go through their entire closet just to decide which clothes should go in their suitcase. And what we like even less is cleaning up that mess afterwards. So, I’m here to help. I want to […]

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Best Hikes in Grindelwald (Crazy Mountains & Stunning Views)

Grindelwald is one of the most popular and stunning locations in Switzerland. This typical mountain town is also surrounded by some of the highest and most famous mountains in the country – the Eiger, Jungfrau and Monch. And in all likelihood you are are going up to the Jungfraujoch at some point on your trip […]

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Best Hikes In Yosemite

Yosemite national park is a hiking wonderland with over 800 miles of trails to explore. It’s one of the most popular National Parks in the US and receives over 3.5 million visitors a year. The hikes are spread across the Yosemite Valley, Wawona, and Tuolumne meadows.    You can hike amongst the sequoias and flower-filled […]

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